author = {LESOURD, J.-B. and , LIU and G., GENOUD, S.},
    title = {On the Efficiencies of Chinese Conventional Power Plants : A Stochastic Frontier Approach},
    year = {2014},
    journal = {Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies},
    volume = {12},
    number = {4},
    pages = {383-393},
    abstract = {We apply the stochastic frontier of translog production function to estimate the efficiencies of Chinese coal-fired power plants, using a survey sample of 300 power plants over 5 years from 2004 to 2008 for estimation. By taking into account, the ages of generators and a technological factor reflected by a dummy for supercritical generators, we identified the improvement of efficiencies in the Chinese power industry over the period, and the coal-fired power plants that still run inefficiently by approximate 9\% on average when compared with the best practice of cost efficiency in the power industry.},
    keywords = {technical efficiency;electricity production;},
    x-audience = {Internationale},
    x-peerreviewing = {Oui},
    x-popularlevel = {Non},
    x-publisherlink = {http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14765284.2014.952514},
    x-language = {},